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Power and Legitimacy in Technical Communication: Strategies for Professional Status
     

Power and Legitimacy in Technical Communication: Strategies for Professional Status

by Teresa Kynell-Hunt, Gerald J Savage
 

ISBN-10: 0895032473

ISBN-13: 9780895032478

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Kynell-Hunt (English, Northern Michigan University) and Savage (English, Illinois State University) collect work by academics and practitioners in technical communications who seek to redefine the role of the technical communicator. Authors challenge contemporary notions on what it means to be a technical communicator and propose strategies in the arenas of curriculum

Overview

Kynell-Hunt (English, Northern Michigan University) and Savage (English, Illinois State University) collect work by academics and practitioners in technical communications who seek to redefine the role of the technical communicator. Authors challenge contemporary notions on what it means to be a technical communicator and propose strategies in the arenas of curriculum, research, philosophy, and social interventions for achieving greater authority and influence in the field. An introduction provides an overview of the issues covered and a context for the analyses. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in technical and business communication. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895032478
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Baywood's Technical Communications Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Dedicationv
Acknowledgmentsvii
INTRODUCTION: Creating Strategies for Status in Technical Communication1
Part I.Historical Perspectives for Present and Future Strategies
Chapter 1Technical Communication from 1850-1950: Where Have We Been?11
Chapter 2Returning to Our Roots: Gaining Power through the Culture of Engagement21
Chapter 3Points of Reference Contributing to the Professionalization of Technical Communication51
Part II.Strategies for Contemporary Practice
Chapter 4Shaping the Future of Our Profession75
Chapter 5Reconfiguring the Professor-Practitioner Relationship87
Chapter 6(Deeply) Sustainable Programs, Sustainable Cultures, Sustainable Selves: Essaying Growth in Technical Communication101
Part III.Strategies for Alternative Futures
Chapter 7Toward a Definition of Best Practices in Policy Discourse123
Chapter 8Critical Interpretive Research in Technical Communication: Issues of Power and Legitimacy143
Chapter 9Tricksters, Fools, and Sophists: Technical Communication as Postmodern Rhetoric167
Chapter 10Technical Communication in the 21st Century: Where Are We Going?195
Contributors205
Index209

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